NEWS: 2018 Legislature will offer smorgasbord of environmental issues

Amy Joi O’Donoghue
Deseret News
January 27th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The winter weather, complete with its often hazy skies, is a reminder that once again lawmakers are taking up a variety of pollution-busting measures on Capitol Hill.

The bipartisan Clean Air Caucus is tackling measures that include boosting funding for continued localized air quality research, tougher penalties for smoke-blowing trucks and expanded emissions testing for diesel vehicles in Utah County.

Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, said HB101 will rope in diesel vehicles for emissions testing in Utah County — an area of nonattainment designation for federal clean air standards.

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